Czechs unveils Titus 6×6 combat vehicle for their army
WARSAW, (BM) – According to local media reports, the Tatra Defense Vehicle company presented a prototype of the commander-staff version of the Titus 6×6 wheeled armored personnel carrier. The vehicles of this type are soon to be used by the Czech army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24.
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Deliveries of these vehicles for the domestic armed forces are currently one of the main tasks for the Czech Tatra Mountains soon. The Czech army will replace the current and heavily obsolete specialized command, communication, and artillery fire control systems based on old-type platforms.
The main task of these vehicles is to provide command and communication support at the brigade and battalion levels and artillery units in armored and mechanized units by creating a mobile and safe environment for fieldwork.
Ultimately, under an agreement concluded between the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. Finally, with Eldis (which, like Tatra, is part of the Czechoslovak Group), 62 vehicles were purchased for the needs of the Czech land forces, with a delivery date in the years 2022-2023. This pool will include three different versions – the command and staff car (6 units), the transport and communication car (36 units), and the artillery fire control vehicles (20 units).
These vehicles are to be delivered to both brigades of the Czech army – the 4th Rapid Reaction Brigade from Zatec and the 7th Mechanized Brigade from Hranice, which are armed Pandur II respectively 8×8 CZ wheeled infantry fighting vehicles and the BVP-2 infantry fighting vehicles.
More about Titus wheeled combat vehicle
TITUS (Tactical Infantry Transport & Utility System) is a Czech-French family of wheeled combat vehicles created to cooperate between Tatry and Nexter. It had its premiere at the London DSEI fair in 2013. In principle, this design combines the advantages of a classic wheeled APC with an armored mine-resistant MRAP vehicle.
This vehicle’s construction basis is a special 6×6 rolling chassis with extreme torsion axles provided by Tatra, with a 500 HP Cummins diesel engine coupled with an automatic gearbox, which provides a speed of up to 27 tons. maximum 110 km / h.
In turn, Nexter has developed an armored body equipped with modular armor that can be configured for ballistic protection at levels 2 to 4 in the NATO standard Stanag 4569 and mine resistance at the level of 4a / 4b respectively. In the APC standard version, the vehicle crew consists of three people (driver, commander, and weapon operator) and up to 12 soldiers in the landing compartment.
The armament is a Nexter ARX20 remotely controlled weapon module (ZSMU) mounted on the vehicle’s roof with a universal 7.62 mm machine gun or a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher.
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